Carbon transistors touted as outperforming amorphous silicon News & Analysis 11/28/2007 1 comment Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are claiming to have perfected a method of making room- temperature transistors that are 100-times faster--as fast a amorphous silicon--by fabricating their channels from thin films of carbon-60, also knows as buckyballs or fullerenes.
TI embraces digital mics News & Analysis 11/8/2007 Post a comment Digital microphone pioneer Akustica Inc. said it has gained a design win in Texas Instruments' latest stereo audio codec chips.
Using Serial RapidIO for FPGA co-processing Design How-To 11/8/2007 Post a comment This article explains the basics of Serial RapidIO, how it compares to other interconnects, and how it enables DSP co-processing in FPGAs. It also looks at the features of Xilinx's Serial RapidIO solution.
Fulcrum upgrades 10G switch family News & Analysis 11/5/2007 Post a comment Fulcrum Microsystems is rounding out its family of 10 Gbit/second data Ethernet switches for the data center with new devices that add on routing capabilities, and has announced a design win with a new startup emerging from stealth mode.
Elastic electronics stretch to twice their length Product News 11/1/2007 Post a comment An IMEC laboratory at the University of Ghent in Belgium has realized interconnections for elastic electronic wires that can be stretched to twice their original length while maintaining electrical conductivity. The technology could be significant in such applications as foldable displays, biomedical applications and textiles that incorporate electronics, according to research organization IMEC (Leuven, Belgium).
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments